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‘Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events’

ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows

Sep. 14, 2018—Explore topics in career development and professionalism. Orientation to BRET Resources for Postdocs (offered quarterly) provides an overview of the Office of Career Development ASPIRE programs and helps postdoctoral fellows find out how to become involved in our activities.  This session should only be attended once, as the content will be repeated each time. All other sessions will...

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Apply now for the 2018 Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy: An Inside the Beltway Look

Aug. 2, 2018—If you’re interested in a career in science policy, you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to participate in an expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. for Federal STEM Policy and Advocacy: An Inside the Beltway Look. Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy: An Inside the Beltway Look October 18-19, 2018 Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Vanderbilt University Office...

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ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing Module, Fall 2018

Jul. 20, 2018—Will you be attending SFN, American Heart, American Society of Cell Biology Conference this fall?  Let’s work together to better prepare for these networking opportunities!  The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities and prepare them to network at an upcoming conference. The ASPIRE Networking Pacing...

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ASPIRE Module Fall 2018: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

Jul. 20, 2018—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module Fall 2018: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Jul. 20, 2018—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module Fall 2018: Technology Commercialization

Jul. 20, 2018—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them With Confidence

Jul. 17, 2018—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module: Biomedical Research and Media, Fall 2018

Jul. 17, 2018—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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BCG is coming to Vanderbilt for advanced degree candidates

Jun. 20, 2018—Join us for an Employer Informational Session featuring management consulting group BCG (Boston Consulting Group) on Tuesday, June 26, 4:00pm, in Light Hall 202. Registration strongly recommended. BCG will provide an info session/Q&A specifically for advanced degree candidates, and then leave the rest of the evening for any interested students or postdocs to network to...

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An Employer’s Perspective on Perfecting Your Pitch: An Application Strategy Workshop for Biomedical PhDs

May. 11, 2018—The BRET Office of Career Development is excited to welcome Heather Dillon from the Jackson Laboratory.  This interactive workshop is for PhD students and postdocs who are interested in developing skills to effectively market themselves for postdoctoral or faculty positions at academic and non-profit research institutions.  Learn strategies for conducting a productive job search, how...

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Info Session: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, May 3

Apr. 26, 2018—Join us for an Employer Informational Session featuring Vertex Pharmaceuticals on Thursday, May 3, at 10:30am, in Light Hall 512. Registration strongly recommended. Vertex will provide a quick info session / Q&A, and then leave the rest of the day to meet with any interested students or postdocs to discuss research, careers, and beyond. Attendees...

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Informational Session: Summer Intensive for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Apr. 11, 2018—  Interested in applying for this year's Summer Intensive for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization? Not sure what it's all about? Have questions and want more information? Come attend the informational session conducted by module instructor, John Bers PhD Wednesday April 25th at 2p. Come learn about what the module is, what is involved, and see if...

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Apply now for business module for scientists: 2018 Summer Intensive for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Apr. 10, 2018—This summer, the BRET Office of Career Development is again offering a module for PhD students and postdocs in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, and biomedical engineering who are interested in entrepreneurship and commercialization of scientific innovations. The 2018 Summer Intensive for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization module will meet Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., June 14 – August...

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PhD Career Connections: A Career in the Pharmaceutical Sciences: What I Do and Why I Like It

Apr. 9, 2018—PhD Career Connections presents:  A Career in the Pharmaceutical Sciences: What I Do and Why I Like It Friday April 27, 2018 10:00-11:00am Light Hall 214 featuring Valerie Kramlinger, PhD Title:   Scientist, Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism Role:   Drug Metabolism Scientist for Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism in Cambridge, Massachusetts Registration Requested Valerie Kramlinger is a Scientist in...

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Event: Applying for Industry Postdocs

Apr. 9, 2018—Join graduate student Alex Andrews for a brown bag lunch about applying for industry postdocs. Alex is completing his PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology this spring and will begin a postdoc at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in July. Alex will talk about his experience applying and interviewing for industry postdocs and take questions from session participants...

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PhD Career Connections: Medical Science Liaisons

Feb. 27, 2018—PhD Career Connections presents:  Medical Science Liaisons Friday, March 16, 2018 2:00-3:00pm Light Hall 214 featuring a panel with: Josh Neuman, PhD, Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth Hormone Disorder Medical Liaison at Novo Nordisk Tom Plucinak, PhD,Medical Science Liaison at GlaxoSmithKline Molly Seale, PhD, Medical Science Liaison Manager, Abbvie Registration is requested   Josh Neuman, PhD Pediatric Endocrinology...

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PhD Career Connections: Clinical Genetics, Information Technology, and Genetic Counseling

Jan. 18, 2018—  PhD Career Connections presents:  Clinical Genetics, Information Technology, and Genetic Counseling Thursday February 15, 2018 2:00-3:00pm Light Hall 214 featuring Gillian Hooker, PhD, Vice President of Clinical Development, Concert Genetics ​Registration is requested Gillian Hooker completed her PhD in Molecular Genetics at Yale University and her masters degree in Genetic Counseling at the Johns...

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Save the Date! ASPIRE On the Road: Boston, MA, May 3-4, 2018

Jan. 9, 2018—ASPIRE on the Road will be taking trainees to visit Boston, MA. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will spend time with area biotechnology and pharma companies learning about career paths, hearing from key leadership, touring the facilities, and meeting with alumni.  A maximum of 8 trainees will be selected to participate. Travel costs and accommodations will be covered by the ASPIRE Program for those selected to participate....

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Seminar: The long game: finding the meaning of social media in scientists’ lives, 1/19/18

Jan. 4, 2018—Registration is requested No doubt you’ve been told to get on Twitter or LinkedIn or… fill in the blank. Maybe you ignored the suggestion because you just didn’t see the point. Maybe you followed through—and nothing happened. Your life didn’t change. Everything was the same. Social media can be an incredibly valuable resource. But like...

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PhD Career Connections: Scientific Communications and Marketing

Jan. 4, 2018—  PhD Career Connections presents:  Scientific Communications and Marketing Thursday January 18th 2:30-3:30p Light Hall 214 featuring Melissa Vaught, PhD, Scientific Editor at Medical Science & Computing, LLC, (MSC) contracted to the National Institutes of Health.  ​Registration is requested Melissa Vaught, PhD, is scientific editor at Medical Science & Computing, LLC, (MSC) contracted to the National...

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